Advisory Boards and Commissions Recruitments

How to apply

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, you can apply now online or request a paper form by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Current Recruitments

This council has two openings which carries a three-year term. The council advises county agencies on matters that impact seniors and disabled persons. Council members participate in the evaluation of various aging related programs in the county, including senior centers, caregiving services, health issues, and volunteering opportunities. It meets the second Monday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., except July and August.

The deadline for applications is January 30. For more information, please contact Valerie Skinner at 503-650-5643 or valerieski@clackamas.us.
Opens : January 09, 2020
Closes : January 30, 2020
This committee has opening, which carries a three-year term. Members advise the Board of County Commissioners and county staff on the development and coordination of community involvement programs that promote and enhance public participation.

The committee meets on the third Tuesday of the month in Oregon City. Experience and participation in a community planning organization, hamlet or village is helpful as a majority of the work on this committee is in conjunction with such groups.

The deadline for applications is January 30. For more information, contact Katie Wilson at kwilson2@clackamas.us or 503-655-8552.
Opens : December 18, 2019
Closes : January 30, 2020
The Council currently has openings for 15 additional members. The Council oversees operations, budgets, and quality measures at the Health Centers clinics throughout the county. Per federal requirements, the Council must be composed of a majority of patient members, therefore current patients (or their guardians) will be given priority to join the Council to maintain compliance. The Council conducts business through public meetings that are held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the County’s Development Services Building in Oregon City.

Council members are not required to have expertise in healthcare, but should be interested in improving the quality of care and patient experience in the Health Centers. Council members should be comfortable working with a diverse group of people and willing to reach consensus on various topics and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. Council members who represent all geographic and demographic diversity is highly valued by the Council.

The deadline for applications is January 31. For more information, contact Ryan Spiker at 503-722-6731 or Rspiker@clackamas.us.
Opens : December 03, 2019
Closes : January 31, 2020

Compensation Board For Elected Officials

This board has one opening which carries a four-year term. The board conducts an annual review of the county’s elected officials’ salaries and recommends a compensation schedule to a budget committee. This board is seeking members knowledgeable in human resources and compensation management. Members attend four to five meetings each year from mid-February and mid-March.

In order to have balance and diversity of membership in the areas of geography, gender, interest and experience, Commissioners are looking for members from all backgrounds and areas of Clackamas County.

The deadline for applications is January 23. For more information contact Heather Pedersen at (503) 742-5484 or heatherped@clackamas.us.
Opens : January 09, 2020
Closes : January 23, 2020
This committee has three openings each of which carries at four-year term. The Design Review Committee is a volunteer committee that is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The Design Review Committee meets on Tuesday mornings as needed in the Development Services Building at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

Presently there are three positions whose terms are expiring. The County is actively seeking a representative from the field of graphic design as well as member from the general public with interest or experience in design review.

The Design Review Committee’s role is to serve as expert advisors to the staff on design review matters. The committee reviews commercial, industrial and multi-family developments within unincorporated Clackamas County.

Ideal candidates would have a strong design background, be familiar with Clackamas County and have an understanding of the permit/approval process within the County.

Design Review Committee candidates should possess the following skills:
  • The ability to read and interpret site plans, landscaping and grading plans, architectural elevations, and site layout proposals in the context of the County Zoning & Development Ordinance, and
  • Knowledge of building materials.
The application deadline is March 15. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at 503-742-4545 or drenhard@clackamas.us


Opens : December 03, 2019
Closes : March 15, 2020
This commission has 7 vacancies each of which carries a three-year term. The Economic Development Commission (EDC) makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on matters pertaining to the support and growth of a balanced, sustainable economy within the county and cities within the County.

The board is committed to balance and diversity of commission membership in the areas of geography, employment, interest, education and experience. Applicants from the business community with demonstrated leadership, commitment or expertise in business and economic development are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is January 31. For more information contact Corina Copeland at ccopeland@clackamas.us or 503-742-4329.
Opens : January 09, 2020
Closes : January 31, 2020
This board currently has three openings. Representation is sought from all demographic areas of the County, in accordance with ZDO Section 1307.03(D). Knowledge and/or expertise in historic preservation are encouraged for all open seats. All three seats are currently vacant. Terms all begin once appointments are made and will expire on April 30, 2021.

Primary duties of the seven-member board are to review applications for alterations or additions to historic landmark structures, to recommend the designation of new historic structures, and to review other land use applications involving historic landmarks. The HRB provides review and guidance to the Board of County Commissioners on matters related to historic landmarks.

The board meets the second Thursday evening each month as necessary in Oregon City.

The application deadline is February 9. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at 503-742-4545 or drenhard@clackamas.us.
Opens : December 03, 2019
Closes : February 09, 2020

Hospital Facility Authority of Clackamas County Board

The Hospital Facility Authority of Clackamas County has three community volunteer openings effective November 20, 2019.  Each membership carries a four year term; the board is composed of six community members and one member of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners.  This board was re-established in 2017 to meet the needs of qualifying health care entities requesting access to bond financing for capital investments.

The activities include:

  • Act as the governing body of the HFACC, which is a Hospital Facility Authority authorized pursuant to ORS Chapter 441.
  • The HFACC board is authorized to review and decide, among other duties, the appropriateness of issuing revenue bonds as a conduit financing for construction and expansion of hospital facilities and other health-services and elderly care entities.
  • The board hears requests from operators of such facilities and decides whether to allow access through the Authority to bond financing for which the interest is tax exempt to bond purchasers.

Board duties include: 

  • Reviewing and understanding complex bond financing options, for which a measure of general or professional knowledge of revenue bonds, health care services, and/or long term care facilities will be required.
  • Duties also include evaluating the appropriateness and cost of the financing approach, the ability of the requesting facility operator to pay off the requested debt instruments, and the options for the structure and terms of the bond issues.
  • Meetings of the HFACC board are held at least quarterly, and more often as the requests for consideration are received.  Board members do not receive compensation but may be reimbursed for appropriate travel and other out of pocket expenses incurred as board members.

Applications must be submitted by February 27.  For more information please contact Marc Gonzales in Clackamas County Department of Finance, at mgonzales@clackamas.us, or 503-742-5424. 

Individuals interested in these opportunities can apply online or via a paper form that can be obtained from the Public & Government Affairs Department by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.


Opens : November 21, 2019
Closes : February 27, 2020
This committee has one opening each of which carries a three-year term. In particular, the county is seeking applicants with a background in finance and public library services. The committee participates annually with the Board in receiving and reviewing the Library District budget. The committee participates in budget meetings in the spring and approves the budget and District tax rate each year. The history and other background regarding the Library District can be found on the Clackamas County Library District’s website at www.clackamas.us/librarydistrict. Applicants from the District’s service area who are dedicated and committed to public library services are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is January 22. For more information contact Greg Williams, BCS Deputy Director at at 503-742-4399 or gwilliams2@clackamas.us.
Opens : January 09, 2020
Closes : January 22, 2020
This council has 10 openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The council advises commissioners and the county Behavioral Health Director on community needs, gaps in services, barriers and priorities related to providing mental health and addictions services (including education, prevention and treatment), review grant proposals or other funding requests for state funds as required by ORS 430.350, and other grant requests as feasible, review and comment on preliminary budget requests to the Board of County Commissioners by the Behavioral Health Division for mental health and addictions services, provide a link to the community at large through advocacy, public information, and education and review, comment and make recommendations regarding the completion and clarity on applications of new service providers.

This council has ten (10) MHAC meetings that are scheduled each year on the fourth Tuesday of the month (no meetings in March/December). These meetings are held at our Clackamas County Mental Health Crisis Clinic in Happy Valley. Ideal candidates will represent the geographic and ethnic diversity of the county and be able to participate consistently. Individuals or parents/guardians of children or teens receiving mental health or addictions services are encouraged to apply.More on MHAC can be found at Mental Health and Addictions Council webpage.

The application deadline is January 17. For more information, please contact Natalie Spilman at NatalieSpi@clackamas.usor 503-742-5924.
Opens : December 18, 2019
Closes : January 17, 2020
This commission currently has three openings each of which carries a four-year term beginning in Spring 2020. To help ensure the Planning Commission represents the entire County, we encourage applicants from all areas of the County to apply.

The nine-member Planning Commission advises the Board of County Commissioners on land use applications and land use legislation issues in accordance with the requirements of State law, the County Comprehensive Plan, Zoning & Development Ordinance, and County Code. Members do not need to be land use experts, but should be interested in engaging in discussions on countywide land use issues.

The commission conducts its business through public hearings and work sessions usually scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on second and/or fourth Mondays of each month in Oregon City.

The deadline for applications is March 15. For more information, contact Darcy Renhard at drenhard@clackamas.us or 503-742-4545.
Opens : December 03, 2019
Closes : March 15, 2020
This board has one opening which acarries at four-year term. Members serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners to them while acting as the policy-making body, managers of the business, and financial affairs of the Clackamas County Vector Control District. The District is responsible for the control of mosquitoes and flies, of which some are disease-carrying vectors in the County. The Oregon State Health Department and and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife approve the District’s annual control plan.

The five-member board meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Vector Control District Office, at 1102 Abernethy Road in Oregon City.

The application deadline is Janauary 22. For more information, please contact Theresa Micallef at at tmicallef@clackamas.us or 503-655-8394.
Opens : November 14, 2019
Closes : January 22, 2020